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110                                     FLOIIA INDICA.                        \AnQnaMa.
broader style, which is not more than half the length of the ovary; hut this charac-
ter cannot be considered of much importance, iu the absence of other differences.
Blume does not represent Ms species with looping nerves; but authentic specimens
communicated by himself show them to be. so, and to be dotted, like all the other
thin-leaved species of Gomotlxdamus.
11. G. Griffith!! (H.f. et T.)'; foliia oblongis obtuse acuminatis
basi acutis, pedunculis axillaribus solitariis, sepalis obtusis, petalis longc
acuminatis.
HAB. In Mergui, Gr$Ml—fy. 8. in Hb. Wight.)
JRamuZi mgosi, grisei vel nigricantes. Folia 6-8 poll, louga, 2^-3 lata, petiolo
£-poll., teuuiter coriacea, in sicco nervosa, ghiberrima, iiitida, subtus pallida, pellu-
cido-punctata. Pedwiculi petiolum axmantes, basi distiche squainigeri, dcilcxi. &?-
pttla basi coalita, fere rotundata, obtusa, in sicco ncrvosa, |- poll, longa, pubernla,
Petala esctenora bipollicaria, oblongo-lanceolata, longe attcnuata, basi parum con-
tracta, crasse coriacea, glabra; intwiora, in mitram £-poll. altam coalita, parcc stri-
goso-pubescentia. Stamina lincari-oblonga, ultra antherus in processum carnosum
acutum producta. Ovaria strigoso-pilosa, stylo longc subulato tcrnnnatu.
Very near 0. macrophylta, Ulurae, but with flowers twice as large, and a different
style. It is, however, described from a single specimen, and, as we have already
said, our materials are not sufficient to enable us to ascertain the value of characters
in this genus.
7. OROPHEA, Blumc.
Bocagea, SI. Pi. Jav. non St. Ilil.
Sepala 3. Petala 6, rost. valvata; cxteriora ovalia, intcriora iingui-
culata, laminis in mitram cohsercntibus. Stamina defiuita, 6-12, toro
vix convcxo inserta, carnosa, ovalia, dorso anthcram biloculareni gcren-
tia. Ovaria 3-15, oblonga vel obovata ; ovtda in sutura vcntrali 2-4.
Stigma sessile, capitatum vel oblongum.—Arbores vel frutices, foliis
yarvis, floribus axillaribm fasciculatis vel cymosis mediocribns velparvis.
This genus, which was originally instituted by Ulunic in the Bijdmgen, was after-
wards reduced by him to JRoeayea, St. Hilairo. M. Alph. De Candolle and Mr.
Bennett have, however, both objected to this, and stated their couviction that there
arc fyo many important differences between the two genera to justify their union.
The long-clawed inner petals, usually more delicate in texture than is common in the
Order, distinguish it from all the genera except MtrcpJiom, from which it may at
once be known by the definite stamens. The reduced number of stamens is the chief
resemblance between Orop/iea and Bocagt>((> which have wo close agreement in habit
or inflorescence^ The stamina of Orophea are in structure more like those ot^Sac-
copeiafae than the more ordinary state of these organs in Anonace# ; but we do not
place sufficient reliance upon this character to induce us lo refer the genus to that
section of the Order, because the majority of characters appear to indicate the pro-
priety of associating it with Mitrepttorea. In this group, however, it certainly forms
the transition to &tccopeta.letet standing as it were on the border between the two
tribes. Bocayea, with small inner petals, not contracted at the base, appears to belong
to Succojtftafae. The species of Oropkaa are all Asiatic, and are confined to the
most tropical provinces. In the Western Peninsula they do not occur north of Ma-
labar. One only is found in Ava, but several inhabit the Malayan Peninsula, and ex-
tend thence to the Malayan Archipela^6, which appears to possess many species.
3. O. HeyneanaOI.f^ctT.),' foliis coriaccis ovate-lauccolalis ob-
fclaburriwis, pcdunculis abbreviates oppositifuliis 1-2-floris, star